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Get a handle on the incredible lightness of water

Water-saving shower heads are becoming standard issue today, and represent the minimum price of admission to conserving water in the bath of your sustainable or zero-energy dwelling. Many of these low-flow shower…

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Shades of greywater for your sustainable home

The full impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has yet to be determined, but as some areas of the United States are already receiving above-average rainfall or snow…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 12

We have had the pleasure of hosting hundreds of visitors to the Digitized.House Zero Energy Living Lab home home over the past year. Selected by Fine Homebuilding Magazine as the…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Days 10 & 11

As we were carefully curating the books we would include in this 12 Days of Sustainable Reads series, a trio of books by noted architect Jeremiah Eck kept rising to…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 9

A welcome outlier in what we have noticed as a dearth of sustainable reads on the shelves of major booksellers, The Water-Wise Home is a well-executed guidebook that is primed…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 8

The book Water: Yours, Mine and Ours is a treasure of a find we made back in 2013 at The Rainwater Revival, an annual event held in the often drought-stricken…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 7

Sustainabilize in place. That is a term we have crafted to capture the essence of the evergreen process for remodeling, retrofitting, and rethinking your existing dwelling to decrease its collective impact…

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12 Days of Sustainable Reads: Day 6

Taking a page from the playbook of the online architecture and design community Houzz.com, 150 Best Eco House Ideas draws its core strength not from words, but from well-executed photographic essays.…

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TreeHouse Annual favors substance over facts and figures

Annual reports—those often-glossy Big Co. compendiums filled with financial facts and figures, tell-alls of company business activities, and liberal doses of Co.-centric illustrations, infographics, and photographs—are designed largely as retention…

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Coming to a lot near you: Zero energy homes

Zero net energy (ZNE) or near-ZNE dwellings—structures that consume roughly the same amount of energy as they produce over the course of a year—will be squarely in the center of the…

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